Tag Archives: Volvo

Uber orders 24,000 Volvo XC90s for its self-driving fleet

Uber is in the race to develop a fully self-driving system to one day power a fleet of driverless taxis. To develop the system, Uber is using a fleet of Volvo XC90 SUVs fitted with all the necessary hardware required for self-driving capability, such as cameras and sensors. The vehicles also incorporate necessary safety and redundancy systems to handle...

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Polestar starts construction of plant in China

Polestar, formerly Volvo's in-house tuner, will forge ahead as a standalone brand within Volvo Cars Group. On Monday, the brand announced it broke ground on its first manufacturing facility in Chengdu, China. It will be the assembly plant for all future Polestar models. Volvo already has a plant in Chengdu and the new plant will follow typical Chinese...

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Polestar 1 was originally a flagship Volvo coupe

Former Volvo tuner Polestar on Tuesday unveiled its first car, the aptly named Polestar 1, but if you're thinking you've seen the design before it's because you have. Yes, the Polestar 1 is just a slightly massaged version of Volvo's Concept Coupe which was presented at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show to introduce Volvo's current design...

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Volvo to build next-gen XC90 in US starting from 2021

Volvo on Monday confirmed it will add XC90 production to its new plant being constructed just outside of Charleston, South Carolina. The first model to be produced at the plant which becomes operational in the fall of 2018 will be the next-generation S60. XC90 production will start in 2021. By then, Volvo will have introduced a next-generation version of...

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Polestar marks end of Volvo era ahead of major October announcement

Volvo in-house tuner Polestar is about to be morphed into a standalone brand for high-performance electrified cars. Volvo announced the shakeup in June and at the time said to expect a major announcement regarding Polestar's future in October. Word on the street is that we'll see a concept previewing the first of Polestar's new models. As...

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Why Care by Volvo could revolutionize car ownership

Automakers go to great lengths to make their cars stand out but surprisingly they do very little to make the actual ownership experience pleasant. Typically, it's the exclusive responsibility of the dealership or third-party firms to look after the customer. Volvo is introducing a new model, one that could potentially revolutionize the car ownership...

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Volvo XC40 allows your friend or family to borrow the car without a key

Say you're away on vacation and someone you trust, perhaps a close friend or family member, needs to borrow your car. With the 2019 Volvo XC40 arriving next spring, you'll be able to grant a person access to the car via an app. The person borrowing the car will be able to access and start it all with a smartphone, so you don't need to...

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2019 Volvo XC40 preview: Buy your SUV like you buy your smartphone

The 2019 Volvo XC40 may change the way cars are bought–or, rather, subscribed to. With the XC40, Volvo says it will not only introduce its third new crossover SUV in three years. It will also offer buyers a choice between a traditional sale and a subscription to the car, in which they can upgrade to a new version every year if they like. It's called...

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